Full Circle Again

We are moving, finally. After a year and a half of trying to move, things finally worked out.

My husband was offered a job in a new town on the opposite side of our state and after some heartfelt contemplation about the benefits of moving vs staying put, we grabbed onto our new adventure.

He started working over there three weeks ago and Little Bit and I are trying to get our two properties ready to sell. Last week, we went over to visit him and have a look around.

Oh my gosh!!! You guys are going to LOVE this area. I was so worried that we were leaving our clear water streams and land abounding with nature behind, but guesss what?

Over there, the rivers are clear, there is a National Scenic Riverway, and thousands of acres of National Forest land. I am absolutely sooooooooo excited. Just think of all the new places we will have to explore!

In fact, we’ve already started. Within this past week, we’ve already ventured down several pine tree lined mountain roads, looked for wild horses, hiked around a gorgeous mill, stood on an old rickety wooden bridge, rung the bell at an old schoolhouse, and seen water the color of a stunning blue ocean in an Ozark stream.

Oh, and get this. There is a fishing lake just north of our new town which is pretty cool. You see, about twenty two years ago, my husband and I lived at a lake and went fishing almost every night after work.

When we moved to Marshfield seventeen years ago, things came full circle (you can read about it here, if you like) and as crazy as it seems, my heart just told me, they are coming full circle again.

67 thoughts on “Full Circle Again

  1. Tamara Hoerner March 24, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Looks wonderful! Good luck on your new adventure.

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Hi! I appreciate that. Thank you. How are you? This is my first post since the end of January. Bet I’ve missed tons of your awesome, informative health posts. ❤️

      • Tamara Hoerner March 24, 2018 / 9:07 am

        I’ve been good. Finishing up a class and just started a 21 day detox program. Yikes! Not a fun time.

        • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 9:58 am

          Oh gosh! Those detoxs can be rough… sending hugs. Cool that you just finished a class. Did you teach it or take it? I just took a class on miracles and now I’m taking another spiritual class on healing. ❤️

          • Tamara Hoerner March 24, 2018 / 10:53 am

            Taking a class for my degree. It was clinical nutrition for the digestive system. Yes, it’s not fun, but necessary. 👍😊

          • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 11:01 am

            Awesome!!

  2. court.simp March 24, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Best wishes on your new adventure. The pictures are beautiful.

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 10:21 am

      How kind. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see more of the land over there and share it here! I appreciate your comments! ❤️

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Hey girl, thank you so much! We’re looking forward to new things. I guess maybe the hippie in me is showing herself! Ha ha. How are you?

      • watchingthedaisies March 24, 2018 / 2:41 pm

        I am good. Spending time outside in my garden and enjoying the spring flowers. Taking a break over Easter to rest and relax. 🌼

        • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 3:51 pm

          Oh, that sounds very lovely. ❤️

  3. Anne Mehrling March 24, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    That’s so exciting that you found great things to look forward to in your new area. I’ll look forward to reading about them.

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Hi Anne. Thank you very much! I’ll think of that when we’re out looking around. There are several conservation areas I can’t wait to see. Lots of kayaking and canoeing places for hot summer days. Hope you are doing well. How’s your weather? Any recent snows?

      • Anne Mehrling March 24, 2018 / 3:19 pm

        We had an all day snow that amounted to nothing. Best kind, according to most folks. I loved watching the flakes come down.

        • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 3:58 pm

          Oh, that sounds pretty. I’m like you, I love watching it snow.

  4. thejuicenut March 24, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    So pleased that it’s finally all coming together, you’ve been in a state of flux for a long time. Looking forward to reading about your new journey and see the photos of course. 💜

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Hi. Thank you! Yes, it’s been a long time coming. Packing again! Ha ha! Hope you’re doing well. ❤️

  5. thecobweboriumemporium March 24, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Sending you much love as you embark on this new journey.
    The photographs look incredible. ~ Cobs. xxx <3

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Hi Cobs!! I’ve missed you. How are you doing? Thank you. We had a wonderful time. ❤️

      • thecobweboriumemporium March 25, 2018 / 6:58 am

        Missed you too Jessica. I wondered how you you were getting on. Have a blessed Sunday! ~ C. xx

        • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 8:09 pm

          Thank you. You, too! 💕🦋🎉

    • Jessica March 24, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Hi, my sweet friend. Long time, no chat! (I’ve been away from blogging a long time.) How are things? ❤️

      • ladieswholunchreviews March 25, 2018 / 8:15 am

        Hi, Jess, I’m good, how are you?? I know moving is crazy so I’ll look for your posts whenever you have time!

        • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 8:06 pm

          I’m good, thank you. It is crazy- so much to do. We got a storage unit over there and have taken one load so far. My house looks like a storage building- ha ha. Plastic tubs everywhere!! My husband came home this weekend and helped me weed through the garage! Eeks! Where does all this stuff come from??? I want one of those huge dumpsters that you fill up and they haul away! 😊😊😊

          • ladieswholunchreviews March 26, 2018 / 6:26 pm

            You know, my neighbor did that for about three weeks before putting their house up for sale. That’s when hubby and I decided we better start pitching stuff now! I don’t envy you going through selling but the market here is good now

          • Jessica March 27, 2018 / 11:09 am

            It may be a “cleaning out season.” Don’t need it? Get rid of it. Ha ha. I took a load of stuff yesterday. Yay!!! Oh good, glad to hear about the market there. I think our house will sell quickly. Just looking for a spot to land in the new town. Meeting with the realtor there on Thursday. The internet sure makes it easier to narrow options down.

          • Jessica March 30, 2018 / 12:12 pm

            Thank you. ❤️

  6. DailyMusings March 25, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Best of luck in your new place! Sounds wonderful! <3

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Hi! How are you? How’s school? Thank you, we are ready. Too bad the houses aren’t. Ha ha.

  7. fayefossay March 25, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Jessica! <3 Best of luck on your new adventure! I'm certain this new chapter in your life will bring much goodness! And oh my word — those windows! Is that a pic from your soon to be new house! Gah! Those windows! <3 <3 <3

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much for what you said about the new chapter. That means so much to me. Leaving home is exciting and teary all in one breath.

      I wish those were my windows. One is an old one room schoolhouse. The other is an old National Scenic Riverways building at the entrance to a natural spring. I love reflections, and windows are sometimes the best mirrors. Thank you for your comments. 💕💕💕dows. The white one is from an old one roo

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Hi sweetie, thank you so much. Kiss those babies for me please!! 🦋🦋

  8. karenlee March 25, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Happy to see you are making some great changes. Sometimes it does take a while. The photos are beautiful; once again you have done a great job capturing the beauty of the scene. Best of luck on the move…and be sure you stock your truck with Rolos for the final drive over…. ;)

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Awww!!! I’m going to do that with the Rolos!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for your kind words. I sure have missed you!!!

  9. one girl, one journey. March 25, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Hello! I hope you have an exciting adventure infront of you. I have just moved to Newport, Wales with my fiance after a year of planning and its finally amazing accomplishing something after so long!

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Hi.? Thank you for your comments. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! I can totally relate! We’ve been trying to move a year and a half… I’m happy for you that you are on the “moved” end of things! We are still house hunting, packing, and getting the house ready to sell. Those days in the woods are a real treat! ❤️

  10. Kim Banko March 25, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    Jessica, I am so happy for you and your family. The photo’s are amazing. I’m ure you will be very happy here! Best of luck on your new adventure!!

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Hi sweetie! Thank you so much for commenting here! You make my heart smile. Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you like the photos. Mother Nature out-does her self over there for sure! Thank you for the best of luck! My husband was able to come home this weekend for the first time in a few weeks. When we saw his truck lights, Little Bit and I got so excited! When we move, we’ll see him every night!!! 🎉🦋🎉

  11. anotherday2paradise March 25, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    That’s marvelous news, Jessica. So happy for you and your family. Good luck with the move. 😘

    • Jessica March 25, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Hi Sylvia. Thank you so much. It’s been a long wait for sure. Thank you for your sweet comments! ❤️

  12. thechickengrandma March 25, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    So glad you are back!! The pictures are beautiful and I am waiting to see all the places you explore.

    • Jessica March 27, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Hiiiiiiiii!!!!!!! I’ve missed you SO much!! Thank you. I appreciate your kind words!! We’re heading over there today for a couple of days. Meeting with the realtor to see if we can find a new to us home. Have a few picked out to see. How’s Iowa? It’s pouring down rain here, which is not making me want to go outside and load my truck. Ha ha. We have a storage unit over there and I was planning on taking a load with us.

      • thechickengrandma March 27, 2018 / 2:33 pm

        Well….Iowa….had a snowstorm this past weekend…even tho it is spring. It is now melting and we are in the season of mud.
        I hope you find the perfect new to you home!

        • Jessica March 30, 2018 / 12:12 pm

          Season of mud!! Sounds interesting! Ha ha. Thank you. Looked at houses for 2 days. Crossed off a ton of NO’s! ❤️

  13. rabbitpatchdiary.com March 26, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    yay! for you and yay! you are back! My dear friend, congratulations and Godspeed!!

    • Jessica March 27, 2018 / 11:05 am

      Hi honey. Thank you. Thank you and thank you. How are you? Have you sold the Rabbit Patch yet?

      • rabbitpatchdiary.com April 2, 2018 / 6:03 am

        Sweet friend-I took it off the market during the holidays and hopefully will be putting it back this month. We are all well. You have had some changes! and Yay! to that. I have been so behind in blogging, but hope to catch up this week! can not wait to hear more about you! love Michele

  14. robbiesinspiration March 28, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    It looks like a wonderful place, Jessica. Good luck with your move.

    • Jessica March 30, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you. Sorry for the late response. Been house hunting. ❤️

  15. Mrs Strawberry Blonde March 31, 2018 / 8:07 am

    I’m glad to hear the move is under way. And it’s great you’ve already discovered the beauty of your new surroundings. xo

    • Jessica April 1, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Hey, sweetie. Thank you so much. How are you doing? Get a new job yet? Still looking?

    • Jessica April 3, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Hi there. That is very kind. Thank you so much! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  16. Aunt Beulah April 1, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    From your photographs and words, it sounds like you have ended up in a good place. I’m happy for you and your loved ones.

    • Jessica April 3, 2018 / 12:29 am

      Hi! I appreciate you reading this! Thank you so much. 🦋🦋

  17. peggyjoan42 April 5, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Hi Jessica – good luck on this new adventure and another chapter in your life. Love the photos. xxoo

    • Jessica April 5, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Hi. Thank you so much. Hope you’re doing great!! I need to write some more posts. Last week we saw wild horses and today we went to two natural springs and a lake. So pretty!

      • peggyjoan42 April 6, 2018 / 9:52 am

        Seems you are enjoying yourself – Great.

  18. Miriam May 7, 2018 / 1:44 am

    It looks and sounds so beautiful Jess. Hope everything is working out. xo 💕

    • Jessica May 7, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Hi. I am getting my home ready to sell and packing stuff to go to storage. We are doing lots of sightseeing on the trips to storage. Beautiful area.

      • Miriam May 7, 2018 / 4:04 pm

        Enjoy it all, sounds wonderful 🌸

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